Keeping It Simple

Keeping It Simple

“Eat the rainbow.” “Include a wide variety of foods.” “Consume as many times of fruits and vegetables as you can.” These are all pretty common suggestions for people to improve their health. The idea that different foods contain different vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, and phytonutrients and that the more you can include, the more you are covering your nutritional bases. While I generally think this can be a good strategy, there are times when I make a different suggestion. Regularly I see clients who are dealing with digestive upset. It may not be the only thing going on, … [Read more...]

054: Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Episode 054: Today's episode of Real Health Radio is all about disordered eating and eating disorders. Clients with issues around food make up a large part of my practice and they are something I've been helping women deal with for a number of years. As part of the show we look at the difference between an eating disorder versus disordered eating, why they happen (and it's not always about managing someone's weight), how they are passed on from generation to generation, as well as lots of ideas and suggestions to help someone think about their struggles differently and overcome their … [Read more...]

053: Interview with Brad Abrahams and Jeremy Stuart

Brad Abrahams and Jeremy Stuart

Episode 053: Welcome to another episode of Real Health Radio. For this show I’m speaking to Brad Abrahams and Jeremy Stuart. They are the directors of a new documentary called On The Back Of a Tiger. The tagline for the documentary is “the workings of life revised: Maverick scientists and thinkers challenge our understanding of disease, aging, nutrition and consciousness”. Here’s what we talk about in this podcast episode: 5:00 How they first met 6:10 Who is Ray Peat 9:05 What did they think of Peat’s work when they first discovered it 13:20 The experience of … [Read more...]

Our Diet Stories

Our Diet Stories

As humans, we are meaning making machines. We always want to know why something is happening and will search for answers, whether they end up being based on facts or just some story we tell ourselves.   This I find to be true when people think about their diet choices. I was recently speaking to a client who a number of years ago made a drastic change to their diet. For a number of years they were a vegetarian. They bought in to the whole low fat idea and that meat was the devil’s work and so they became a vegetarian in their late teens. At some point things weren’t going so well. A … [Read more...]

052: How Light Affects Health

How Light Affects Health

Episode 052: Welcome to this instalment of Real Health Radio. In this episode I cover the importance of light for our health. We look at the different wave lengths and how these impact on the body in positive and negative ways.  Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:35 The study of ancestral health often forgets the benefits of light 2:30 The electromagnetic spectrum 5:30 UV light for vitamin D production 6:10 UV light for cholesterol sulfate production 7:00 The importance of melanin 8:10 Why light is important for energy production 12:00 … [Read more...]

Stretching Your Limits

Stretching Your Limits

For a long time I’ve been a voice for sustainability and consistency. Picking practices and goals that are doable and keeping them up over the long term. But despite this stance, I believe that intermittently doing things that push our limits is beneficial. I was listening to a podcast recently with Lewis Howes interviewing Randy Couture. Couture is best known as a UFC fighter and now as an actor. In his earlier days Randy competed in Greco-Roman wrestling throughout school and during his time serving in the army. A normal Greco-Roman wrestling match is three rounds of two minutes. … [Read more...]

051: Interview With Ari Whitten

Ari Whitten

Episode 051: Welcome back to another episode of Real Health Radio. This week I have my first returning guest and it is Ari Whitten. Ari is the bestselling author of the book Forever Fat Loss and The Low Carb Myth. He is a fat loss and metabolism specialist who focuses on hormonal rejuvenation and enhancement as a path to effortless body transformation. Ari has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Exercise Science with a specialization in fitness, nutrition, and health. He holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is currently … [Read more...]